Hello, I know you are alway looking for ideas for the site and I had a brainstorm. I belong to yahoo, and find my liking the answers
part of the site. Now here is my idea.
I know for legal reasons you could not copy the answers site at yahoo, but at the same time I think it would be neat here at LQ. Each question has a sub category that the question belongs to. This would make it where content on LQ would be sorta static maybe for a lack of a word. So picture this:
You have the forums, which is a huge resource for the users. But when you come to the main page you could be faced with a list of recently asked questions. This list could be in constant refresh and someone coming to LQ could quickly answer the question and it can be thrown in a "pool". Now someone comes here and does a search like we all want any user to do before posting. The results of the search are split like this:
Your search for ????? returned these results:
There could be a list of ten result from the forums, with a click here for more results. The another section could contain 10 results from the answers or whatever with a option to click here to view them. You could include results from the wiki in the search, and maybe even somehow pool the blogs or something.
I find it kinda fun to use yahoo answers, kinda breaks the monotony of a forum. Just an idea to see what people think. Might take alot to implement but would be a neat way for people to get fast answers none the less.